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Grow Your Business Through Imagination and Freedom

kaleidoscope created by , Maura Marini Shumake with Stella Bella GlassNurturing our imagination and allowing ourselves the freedom to discover who we are and what we most enjoy doing for ourselves and others is an important key to creating and sustaining our business success.

The greatest things in life – truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they’re all free.” Yanni

I recently met an amazing artist, Maura Marini Shumake with Stella Bella Glass, while attending a local fundraising event at the Walter Aiken house in Fuquay-Varina. Maura has a gift for creating steampunk jewelry, glorious stained glass decor, and precious memorabilia for loved ones.

kaleidoscope created by , Maura Marini Shumake with Stella Bella GlassDuring this recent event I was the luckiest raffle winner of the day when I won her magnificent and truly unique kaleidoscope made of stained glass, gears, jewels, copper, and more. Not only was her kaleidoscope mind tickling to look at, it provided each viewer with a breathtaking and awe inspiring view of this artists imagination.

Use your imagination to visualize what may be, not what is. Then set your goals, take action and make what you imagined a reality.“ Catherine Pulsifer

You get a rare view into how amazing her mind works to create such intricate masterpieces that not only provide visual pleasure, but each viewer the opportunity to interact with this piece of art.

By allowing her imagination the freedom to explore different mediums and techniques she has created pieces that are highly sought after, enjoyed and cherished.

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” Charles F. Kettering

Just my 2 cents,

Anna Campbell


When having a Personal Life isn’t an option but a Priority

Enjoying your business successAfter years of accommodating my clients schedules and ignoring my families, I have realized that there can be balance, understanding, strength, and success by learning when to say no, when to say yes, and how to ask questions.

One of the most basic lessons I have learned over the past 16 years of business ownership is that success is most enjoyed when shared with others and most cherished when you finally find your rhythm in your day-to-day life.

My Monthly Business Journal is filled with A-HA moments, joyful stumbling’s, and triumphant acceptance of our humanity and true passion in life.  I always assumed that business success would mean wearing business suits, speaking in front of large audiences, receiving awards, and being acknowledged for my business savviness from every large business organization in the world.

Remembering that at our basic level we are drawn to be needed, productive, and useful.  This has allowed me to stay focused on my true business success and personal happiness.

I hope that by reading My Monthly Business Journal you will be able to make your own business and life choices that will help bring you, your version of success and happiness.  Take comfort in knowing that just by giving yourself knowledge and understanding, you are already on your way!

May the adventure begin!

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